Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Tricia has her latest story, this one about Gilbert Willie Jr. on the Tribune site.
A view from the press box
The Ice House band had a dance contest at the end of their set. Remember the girl that was dancing on the side? There she is on the left. The Lady with the red scarf is Mayor of a Texas town, but I didn't write down which one.
The football player won.
Passing time between Ice House band performing and the start of the events.
The Tiger band.
My week 3 NFL picks looked more like week 1 than week 2 thank goodness. I finished the week 12-4, bringing my total 33-15 for the year. I may be wrong, but I think Cliff finished the week a respectable 10-6. I'll take coke please.
Monday, September 28, 2009
Also on the agenda is a dinner/dance Friday night and a pancake breakfast Saturday morning. Click on the banner for more information.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Here is a very short clip of Jamie Foxx speaking to the crowd about growing up in Terrell.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Jamie entered on a red carpet and gave high fives all the way down it.
Tricia got an interview with Jamie Foxx prior to his coming to town, read it here. Tricia also covered today's event for the Tribune, read her story here. Jamie spoke about being on the cover of the paper when growing up. I will have that clip online tomorrow.
Texas Governor Rick Perry was on hand. He was introduced first and took the stage while Jamie was coming down the red carpet. Here is Gov. Perry is taking a picture of the crowd with his phone. Seems like the new thing is taking pictures from the stage with your phones. I thought it was kinda funny. You will have to click to enlarge the picture to see it.
Friday, September 25, 2009
Tickets to the program at the stadium have already been distributed, but come out to Terrell, line Moore Ave. then stay and have lunch in town. How many times will get you the chance to see an Academy Award winner in person ?
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The Terrell Tigers begin district play tonight in Mesquite against the West Mesquite Wranglers. Cliff has a preview of the game. Game time is 7:30PM and can be heard on KPYK 1570-AM.
The State Fair of Texas starts today. We normally wait and go during a weekday to avoid the crowds.
Week 3 NFL picks - lets hope I can do better than last week.
Cleveland 0-2 (Road: 0-1)
xBaltimore 2-0 (Home: 1-0)
Washington 1-1 (Road: 0-1)
xDetroit 0-2 (Home: 0-1)
Jacksonville 0-2 (Road: 0-1)
xHouston 1-1 (Home: 0-1)
xSan Francisco 2-0 (Road: 1-0)
Minnesota 2-0 (Home: 0-0)
Atlanta 2-0 (Road: 0-0)
xNew England 1-1 (Home: 1-0)
Kansas City 0-2 (Road: 0-1)
xPhiladelphia 1-1 (Home: 0-1)
xGreen Bay 1-1 (Road: 0-0)
St. Louis 0-2 (Home: 0-0)
xNY Giants 2-0 (Road: 1-0)
Tampa Bay 0-2 (Home: 0-1)
Tennessee 0-2 (Road: 0-1)
xNY Jets 2-0 (Home: 1-0)
xNew Orleans 2-0 (Road: 1-0)
Buffalo 1-1 (Home: 1-0)
xChicago 1-1 (Road: 0-1)
Seattle 1-1 (Home: 1-0)
xPittsburgh 1-1 (Road: 0-1)
Cincinnati 1-1 (Home: 0-1)
Denver 2-0 (Road: 1-0)
xOakland 1-1 (Home: 0-1)
Miami 0-2 (Road: 0-1)
xSan Diego 1-1 (Home: 0-1)
xIndianapolis 2-0 (Road: 1-0)
Arizona 1-1 (Home: 0-1)
Carolina 0-2 (Road: 0-1)
xDallas 1-1 (Home: 0-1)
Thursday, September 24, 2009
It was chilly this morning, the temperature was in the mid 50s.
The morning news show I watch is CBS 11. Every morning they visit with Jody Dean and his morning team at KLUV. Yesterday morning they were talking about Jamie Foxx coming to visit Terrell this weekend and KLUV linked to my site.
Jamie Foxx visits this Saturday, the following weekend Terrell hosts Flights of our Fathers Fly-In. Bring your camera, I will be doing a photowalk at the Fly-In starting at 11AM. Click on the link to the right for more Fly-In details.
NFL picks tomorrow.
I am looking forward to watching Flash Forward tonight. I love all of the new shows coming on, but I probably will only stay with one or two. There just isn't enough time to watch TV all night.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
You may have to enlarge the picture, but this dried up leaf has found part of a spiders web to latch onto. The leaf doesn't want to fall. The thread from the spiders web is doing something that its not made for, holding up the leaf. Soon both will fail. The spiders web thread (Tony), it's showing signs of stress and will probably break soon. Once it breaks, the leaf (we will call it Wade) will go crashing down to earth. One will disappear forever, the other to be ground into mulch.
Just having a bit of fun for my Cowboy friends and coworkers. They get upset so easy.
Yesterday was also the first day of Fall.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Peyton Manning and bad clock management at the end of the game by Miami kept my week 2 NFL picks over .500, I finished the week 9-7. I knew I should have picked the NY Giants over the Cowboys. Overall I am 21-11, not a bad start.
Cliff lists the 4 teams he loves to see lose. My 4 are USC, Oklahoma, (both on Cliffs list) and Notre Dame and Alabama.
My fantasy football team won, I am now 2-0.
Monday, September 21, 2009
I haven't checked my NFL picks, but I dont think I did very well. It was a wild day. My favorite has to be the Jets getting over on the Patriots. I know its early but this is a good weekend to review.
USC coach Pete Carroll in January after Mark Sanchez announced he was going pro:
“The facts are so strong against this decision,” Carroll said. “After analyzing all the information, the truth is there — he should’ve stayed for another
NY Jets 16
New England 9
The State Fair of Texas begins on Friday. Are you going?
Some people in Arlington were upset that the new Cowboys stadium was being called the Palace in Dallas, when its actually in Arlington. They should be upset that the Cowboys lost. The Palace in Dallas has a nice ring to it, I hope it sticks. Remember when Michael Irvin was playing and the Cowboys would play on Monday night at Texas stadium, Irving, Texas was always called Irvin, Texas because the announcers didn't know any better.
I am taking today off, I have work to do around the house. See you tomorrow.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Catch all the other Skywatch Friday sites here.
Here are my week 2 NFL picks. I would like to pick the Giants over the Cowboys, but not in the opener of the Cowboy stadium. I don't see any way the Cowboys lose.
Carolina 0-1 (Road: 0-0)
xAtlanta 1-0 (Home: 1-0)
xMinnesota 1-0 (Road: 1-0)
Detroit 0-1 (Home: 0-0)
Cincinnati 0-1 (Road: 0-0)
xGreen Bay 1-0 (Home: 1-0)
Arizona 0-1 (Road: 0-0)
xJacksonville 0-1 (Home: 0-0)
xOakland 0-1 (Road: 0-0)
Kansas City 0-1 (Home: 0-0)
xNew England 1-0 (Road: 0-0)
NY Jets 1-0 (Home: 0-0)
xNew Orleans 1-0 (Road: 0-0)
Philadelphia 1-0 (Home: 0-0)
Houston 0-1 (Road: 0-0)
xTennessee 0-1 (Home: 0-0)
St. Louis 0-1 (Road: 0-1)
xWashington 0-1 (Home: 0-0)
Seattle 1-0 (Road: 0-0)
xSan Francisco 1-0 (Home: 0-0)
Tampa Bay 0-1 (Road: 0-0)
xBuffalo 0-1 (Home: 0-0)
xPittsburgh 1-0 (Road: 0-0)
Chicago 0-1 (Home: 0-0)
xCleveland 0-1 (Road: 0-0)
Denver 1-0 (Home: 0-0)
xBaltimore 1-0 (Road: 0-0)
San Diego 1-0 (Home: 0-0)
NY Giants 1-0 (Road: 0-0)
xDallas 1-0 (Home: 0-0)
Monday September 21, 2009
xIndianapolis 1-0 (Road: 0-0)
Miami 0-1 (Home: 0-0)
Thursday, September 17, 2009
I took this picture before the rain started last Thursday. I needed to see what nice sky's looked like.
I will have my NFL picks tomorrow. I will be looking to improve my 12-4 start.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
The good girl, Jordan, won Big Brother 11 last night. Summer is now over.
Cliff has given the tough Terrell Tiger defense a nickname. You will have to visit his site, The Full Count v2.0 to find out what it is. I think I like it.
Terrell's defense is second in class 4A in yards allowed in the Dallas area.
Swine flu seems to be everywhere, but thankfully it hasn't hit anyone at my work. How about where you work?
I am no fan of President Bush, but do we really need this? Does the ex-speech writer need $$$$ that bad?
I don't mean to repeat myself but don't forget, Terrell will welcome home Jamie Foxx on September 26th. There will be a presentation at Memorial Stadium at 10am. Admission into the stadium is by ticket only. Tickets are available through local churches or the Terrell Chamber of Commerce. You can also line Moore Ave. from Adelaide to the football stadium for the motorcade from City Hall. How often will you get a chance to see up close an Oscar winning actor? The best place to be may be along Moore Ave. at Bradshaw St. where a street topper will be placed on the street sign.
Could the first regular season Cowboy game in the new stadium not sell out? That's what the Dallas news is reporting. They have to sell all tickets before 7:15 Thursday night. I think Mr. Jones will make sure there are no tickets left.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
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Tonight is the last show for Big Brother 11. Who will be crowned chamption? Look for me in next years Big Brother 12. If you think you have what it takes, fill out an application.
First week of the NFL is history and I could have done better in my picks. This week no homer picks. I ended the week 12-4.
Monday, September 14, 2009
Bring your family and friends to Terrell Municipal Airport on Oct 3rd at 11AM for a photowalk at the Flights of our Fathers Fly-In. Last years fly-in was fun and the weather was great. Lets hope for a repeat.
This is an opportunity to photograph sights that we don't get to see in Terrell every day. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
On display will be vintage planes, vintage military vehicles and antique cars. The British Flying Training School Museum will be open for tours with a docent or on your own. About noon the Marines will post the colors. The Mayor will issue a proclamation, there will be a brief address, then the Commemorative Air Force fliers, skydivers and other aerobatics will begin. Admission to the fly-in is $5.
For details of the dinner/dance, pancake breakfast and the fly-in click on the banner to the right.
The picture is from last years fly-in, Ready for Duty.
Fun opening weekend in the NFL. My fantasy team won and the Cowboys won.
Terrell defeated Seagoville 29-0 in high school football Friday night in a game that was called at half time because of the weather. Terrell plays their first home contest this Friday night against Bishop Lynch. If Terrell wins that game they will start district play on the 26th on the road against West Mesquite at 4-0. Terrell will probably have to win this Friday and next Friday before anyone at the big paper to the west starts to notice. The records of the teams Terrell has defeated this year is 0-7. Bishop Lynch is 2-1.
I got hit square upside the head with a big dose of reality this weekend, that's never fun.
I watched the MTV VMAs last night. I liked the tribune to Michael Jackson to start the show, Janet was great (I saw her in concert in 1990 for free). Kanye West is a *****, I have purchased his music before, but never again. Google 'Kanye West VMAs', I am sure the You Tube clip will be pulled soon.
All of this rain has kept me and my camera indoors. We have more rain expected this week.